Report on WHO staff in the African Region
Abstract1. The purpose of this document is to provide Member States with information pertaining to WHO staff working in the African Region. The information below represents an overview of the staffing profile in WHO in the African Region as at 1 June 2010; it covers the overall staffing situation by category and grade, gender, geographical representation, nationality and duty station. APPOINTMENT CATEGORIES 2. As at 1 June 2010, WHO had 2516 staff members on fixed-term appointments in the African Region. The fixed-term category, hereafter referred to as “long term appointments”, comprises staff members holding contracts of one to five years or continuing appointments. Of the 2516 staff members on long-term appointment, 420 (16.69%) were professional staff members, 618 (24.56%) were national professional officers and 1478 (58.75) were general service staff members (Table 1a). 3. Moreover, as at 1 June 2010, WHO had 125 staff members on temporary appointments (24 months or less) in the African Region. Of these 125 temporary staff members, 53 (42.4%) were professional staff members, 20 (16%) were national professional officers and 52 (41.6%) were general service staff members (Table 1b).
Regional Committee for Africa, 60. (2010). Report on WHO staff in the African Region. World Health Organization. Regional Office for Africa. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/19791